The Elusive 8-hour Sleep
Thursday, March 04, 2010
Although I enjoy that I have these kinds of problems, my next challenge is getting 8 hours of sleep per night. Which I assume is supposed to be continuous. Right now is around my peak thinking time (10pm-ish) as I am a night person by nature. I have so much energy now during the day that I am just brimming with ideas and things that I want to look into. Great, that's fine, but it generally takes a little longer than the paltry amount of time that I have between getting home from work and trying to go to bed.
Also, despite being a night owl, I prefer for several reasons to work out in the morning. In order to make it to work on time, I'm at the gym before 6am. You see where this is going. This is what they mean by burning the candle at both ends. Although I try to get in bed earlier, I am usually not really sleepy until later. Or, if I get to sleep when I'm planning to, I still wake up earlier than I anticipate, usually even before the alarm.
Ah, I'm just complaining. I've read some of the articles about relaxation and going to bed at the same time every night even on the weekends, I'm just having trouble implementing this part of the process. It's not even that I'm stressed, I have great energy! Now only to get it on a regular schedule...